Sep 30, 2012 11:00am PDT
. >> he takes legislation that wasn't going to pass civil rights, the tax cut bill and in an in tant johnson gets it moving towards passage. >> thank you very, very, very much. >> chris: last week, caro took part in the library of congress book festival on the national mall and made clear he made johnson come alive for many reader. >> chris: do you like him? >> i don't like him or dislike him. you are in awe of him because you are constantly saying look at what he is doing now. >> chris: he got excited talking about johnson's rise to power but as we turn to the final book he is writing now, his demeanor suddenly changed. >> the story is going to turn very dark as soon as vietnam enters the picture. it is sort of a tragic story. a story of his great dreams that are the destroyed by a war. >> chris: you are 76 now. do you ever worry that you are not going to have time to finish this last book? >> well, sure. but, you know, it is not productive to think like that. >> chris: how long do you think it will take you to finish? >> i could say three or four years but why would you believe me?
Sep 28, 2012 10:00am PDT
. megyn: just ahead, america's most prominent civil right group is asking the united nations to investigate what it calls racist voting laws in the united states. the controversial case in today's "kelly's court." one senator is calling it benghazi gait. the growing questions about the killings of four americans in libya and how the white house characterized it from the days since. we'll have reaction from the former white house chief of stop andy card. >> al qaeda sacks an embassy and kills an ambassador. the administration didn't want to admit it. the administration thinking if it stringt out long enough the media would let it slide. [ male announcer ] sponges take your mark. [ female announcer ] one drop of ultra daw has twice the everyday grease cleaning ingredients eading non-concentrated brand... to clean 2x more greasy dishes. dawn does more. so it's not a chore. megyn: 2:31 in the east. back to our top story. several deputy kralts on the senate foreign relations committee have joined republicans sending a lower the state department asking what kind of intelligence we
Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm EDT
impact especially on civil rights cases. and i think it's entirely possible the court may limit or even overrule justice o'connor's opinion getting rid of racial preferences more and more. >> so this is a case involving a state university, a public university. so if they decide that affirmative action giving a preference to certain students based on race for example is unconstitutional, would it also automatically apply to private universities that get federal aid, for example? >> not automatically. but this is the way the court works is that they decide one case at a time. and they establish principles that are later applied or not applied. each case can be somewhat different. but if they say that a university which is a part of the state may not consider race, that race is simply impermissib impermissible, you can be sure that that message will filter out not just through universities but also to employers and to the government. it could be an enormous change. we'll only deal with public universities this term. >> let me read to you from your column you wrote on cnn.com. very provocat
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
wants this to go any further, right? >> no. everybody is terrified that this could end up as a regional conflict. the civil war spilling across the borders. across that long border that syria shares with turkey. across the border where those mortars fell in that town just yesterday. nobody wants to see that, that's why we have heard all of these calls for restraint. the turks, meanwhile, continue to fire artillery shells back towards syrian positions today. and in a tweet, the prime minister's spokesman said the following, quote: turkey has no interest in a war with syria. but turkey is capable of protecting its borders and will retaliate when necessary. for now, we understand the guns on both sides have fallen silent. everybody is hoping they stay that way at least in terms of the fight between turkey and syria. trace? >> trace: indeed, "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt live with us in new york. jonathan, thank you. that crisis in syria could leave us all paying a bit more at the pump. the price of oil today saw its biggest spike in two months. up more than $3 to close ab